Stimulus Package

Provide information about corruption: Quader

Staff Correspondent

7 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday asked BNP to provide precise information about those who is involved in corruption in the government’s stimulus package.

“Bangladesh Nationalist Party should provide exact information on how the corruption is taking place or who is engaged in corruption instead of throwing stones in the dark. The government will take action against those involved with the misdeed,” he said.

Quader, also the Awami League general secretary, said at a programme organised by Awami League’s health and population affairs sub-committee virtually marking distribution of coronavirus protective gears at party President Sheikh Hasina’s political office at Dhanmondi in the capital.

The minister joined the programme from his official residence on parliament premises.

Earlier, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir alleged that Awami League has resorted to corruption over the government stimulus package.

The AL spokesperson called upon BNP to remain vigilant in dealing with coronavirus instead of making baseless allegations against the government.

“The deadly Covid-19 didn’t even spare Khaleda Zia. So in order to deal with the invisible virus, BNP has to avoid politics of blame game,” he said.

Quader said, “Sheikh Hasina has adopted a policy of zero tolerance for corruption. She didn’t spare anyone, not even her party men.”

The minister also urged party leaders and activists to be careful so that no-one can damage the image of the party during the distribution of relief.

“Facemasks are the biggest weapon in the fight against Covid-19, so everyone has to wear facemasks. Party leaders and activists need to raise awareness about the disease by going door to door all over the country,” he said.

Chairman of health and population affairs sub-committee AFM Ruhul Haque and its member secretary Rokeya Sultana, among others, were present on the occasion.